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prisoner of war

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment, Military
prisoner of warˌprisoner of ˈwar noun [countable]  SCJPMa soldier, member of the navy etc who is caught by the enemy during a war and kept as a prisoner
Examples from the Corpus
prisoner of warHe might be a prisoner of war.My grandfather was a prisoner of war of the U. S. Army for 26 years.
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